Why Interns in Congress Should Not Worry About Pay

Experience and contacts are priceless…

The question arises: Should students consider an unpaid internship in Congress? The answer is yes. Here’s why…

Career Catalyst

The Upsides

The real payoff comes from the unique work experience which few young people get, in addition to the important impact it has on your budding career prospects.

Interns gather on steps of U.S. Capitol with Leon Panetta — former Calif. Congressman and House Budget Committee Chairman. I worked for him when he was OMB Director for President Bill Clinton.

Final Thoughts

Pictured above: Actor Tom Cruise as “Jerry Maguire” in the blockbuster film of the same name.

If anyone in Congress deserves more money it’s the staff of the 435 House members and 100 members of the Senate who work tirelessly around the clock.

Strategic communications consultant advancing social justice and corporate social responsibility | former career spokesman at U.S. EEOC | DC-based, NY-bred

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